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ERIC Number: EJ1001556
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0826-4805
Consciousness and Science: A Non-Dual Perspective on the Theology-Science Dialogue
Sriraman, Bharath; Benesch, Walter
Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, v43 n2 p113-128 May 2013
In modern science, the synthesis of "nature/mind" in observation, experiment, and explanation, especially in physics and biology increasingly reveal a non-linear totality in which subject, object, and situation have become inseparable. This raises the interesting ontological question of the true nature of reality? Western science as seen in its evolution from Socratic Greece has tried to understand the world by objectifying it, resulting in dualistic dilemmas. Indian science, as seen in its evolution from the Vedic times (1500-500 bc) has tried to understand the world by subjectifying our consciousness of reality. Within the Hindu tradition, the "Advaita-Vedanta" school of philosophy offers possibilities for resolving not only the Cartesian dilemma but also a solution to the nature of difference in a non-dualistic totality. We also present the "Advaita-Vedanta" principle of superimposition as a useful approach to modern physical and social science, which have been increasingly forced to reject the absolute reductionism and dualism of classical differences between subject and object.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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